Campus News and Events


March 19, 2018
Julie M. Claycomb, PhD
Canada Research Chair in Small RNA Biology
Associate Professor
Graduate Coordinator
Associate Chair, Department of Molecular Genetics
University of Toronto
“Small RNA Pathways as Transgenerational Epigenetic Architects”
Time: 4:00 P.M
Venue: Jordan Hall 009
Host: Heather Hundley

March 26, 2018
Scott A. Showalter
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The Pennsylvania State University
“RNA Structure Drives RNA-dsRBD Interactions in MicroRNA Processing”
Host: Heather Hundley

April 2, 2018
Benjamin J. Perrin, PhD
Professor in the Biology Department
IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN
Host: Claire Walczak

April 9, 2018
Aaron Goldstrohm
Associate Director of Graduate Studies
Dept. of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics
College of Biological Sciences
University of Minnesota
Host: Heather Hundley

April 23, 2018
CMCB Student Seminar Series
Peter A. Jones
Van Andel Research Institute
Host: CMCB Graduate Students

Simon Cancer Center Research Day

Congratulations to all of the students/post-docs/research associates who presented their work at Simon Cancer Center Research Day. The event had an impressive showing from the Bloomington campus. A special congratulations to the multiple winners in the poster presentation.

Basic Science
Graduate student: First Place- Jessica Tang (Nephew); Honorable Mention- Agnes Zong (Nephew)
Postdoc: Honorable Mention- Rosemary Poku (S Mitra)

Graduate student: First Place- Nick Pulliam; Second Place- Ben Greulich

Midwest DNA Repair Meeting

Congratulations to Ning Ding for receiving a second place oral presentation award at the Midwest DNA Repair Meeting. Ning Ding, a PhD graduate student in the O’Hagan lab, received an award for his platform talk at the Midwest DNA Repair Symposium.

Indiana CTSI Predoctoral Training Awards

Congratulations to Taylor Nicholas (Hollenhorst lab) and Samuel Miller (O’Hagan lab) for receiving Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Predoctoral Training Awards for 2017-2018.

The Department of Defense awards an Investigator-Initiated Research Award to Dr. Kenneth Nephew

Dr. Kenneth P. Nephew, Professor of Cellular & Integrative Physiology, has been awarded an Investigator-Initiated Research Award from the Department of Defense Ovarian Cancer Research Program. 

IU Provost’s Women in Science Travel Awards

Congratulations to GCDB grad students Eimile Oakes and Suba Rajendren and members of Dr. Heather Hundley’s lab for receiving IU Provost’s Women in Science Travel Awards to present their research at the upcoming RNA Editing Gordon Research Conference!

Drs. Nephew and O’Hagan receive OCRFA Grant

Drs. Kenneth Nephew and Heather O’Hagan along with Drs. Daniela Matei and Marcus Peter from Northwestern University School of Medicine have been awarded a Collaborative Research Development Grant from the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance to support their project “Epigenetic Vulnerabilities of Ovarian Cancer Stem Cells.”

CTSI Postdoc Challenge Grant

Dr. Sarah Deffit, a postdoctoral fellow in the Hundley lab, was awarded a Core Pilot Grant from the Indiana CTSI. Sarah’s project will utilize both the IUB-Flow Cytometry Facility and the IUB-Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics to characterize RNA editing in neuronal cells.

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